Top 10 wines in the US press
US wine writers turned to the dark side this week recommending a number of dark and juicy red blends perfect for Halloween.
Suckling: Thailand is Asia’s ‘forgotten’ market
Wine critic James Suckling has spoken of his belief in the potential of Thailand, a market he says currently has a bigger fine wine drinking population than China.
Featuring hip, horror-themed cocktails, pig’s blood and chicken bone, we round up a collection of drinks suited to conjuring up a night of frightful imbibing this Halloween.
In the magazine
Renowned oenologist, Michel Rolland, and Spanish wine entrepreneur, Javier Galarreta, have together launched a wine range named Rolland Galarreta.
The Italian apéritif brand Aperol has seen sales at UK supermarket Waitrose soar by 800% in one year.
The chief executive of the UK Civil Service will step down from his role at SABMiller after health professionals claimed it represented an “inexplicable and troubling” conflict of interest.
The Serious Fraud Office is to carry out a criminal investigation into the finances of UK supermarket Tesco.
George Washington loved beer while Nixon hid his expensive wine from guests while serving cheap plonk, according to a new book on alcohol in US politics.
Tesco has launched a beer created by injured war veterans to raise money for British armed forces charity Help for Heroes.
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UK wine merchant Corney & Barrow’s recent rejection of a suspect case of 1947 Burgundy illustrates its on-going drive to shut out fakes and build consumer confidence in fine wine.
As Asian demand grows for top-end Italians, UK wine merchants are upbeat about Italy’s prospects.
Grahams’ rare old tawny Port release, the 130-year-old Ne Oublie has launched in Hong Kong, the first Asian market to receive the wine.
The Tesseron family claims to remain in the dark over the rejection of the 2012 vintage of its second wine by the AOC board.
International DJ David Guetta has signed a deal with GH Mumm, releasing a video with the Champagne house for his latest track ‘Dangerous’.
The Champenois are becoming increasingly focused on improving oxygen management at disgorgment to lower levels of sulphur dioxide.
As Europe brings its 2014 harvest to a close, few of the key wine regions appear to have escaped the unsettled weather conditions that look set to characterise this vintage.
A bottle of 1914 Pol Roger Champagne harvested to the sound of gunfire sold for £5,640 at Bonhams auction house in London this morning.
A French burglar was nabbed by police after settling in for some TV and a bottle of Champagne then forgetting to make a getaway.
A European labelling company has launched in the UK providing a “game-changing” online service.
Norbert Dentressangle is providing fast-growing St Austell Brewery with a distribution platform, supporting the company’s continued expansion.
Tata Global Beverages has awarded a three year contract to Norbert Dentressangle for the UK storage and distribution of Tetley teas.